Sunday, 23 January 2022

Bay Window Fun Fold thank you card

Happy Sunday!  Today, I'm sharing a new (to me) fun fold card. If you know me, I will have already told you how much I enjoy learning how to make different types of card and this looked like a fairly easy one that I have been meaning to try for a while.  The first time I looked through the January to June 2022 mini catalogue and saw the Seas the Day Bundle, I knew I had to have it in my collection and I've had a lot of fun the past few weeks making cards with it.
Later in this post you will find a link to a video on my YouTube channel where you can watch me make this card. I normally limit the number of colours I use on a project but for this one I went to town using lots of different blues tones to build my underwater scene with all the sea creatures   
These 5½" x 5½" cards fold flat for posting and I created a little bit of dimension in my underwater scene by using foam pads.  I used an A4 piece of Thick Basic White, cutting two 5½" x 5½" pieces and scoring one at ½", 2", 3½" and 5" before diecutting the panel from the centre. I used another strip of Thick Basic White measuring 1" x 5½" and adhered it to the right hand side of the bottom panel with a long strip of Foam Adhesive Sheets,which acts in a similar what to an easel card to hold the bay window open (does that make sense?).
I glued a 5½" x 5½" piece of the Simply Marbelous 6" x 6" designer series paper as the background on the back piece. This paper is one of the items you can get for FREE with an order of £45 during Sale-a-bration.  It's easy to see from the side and top view how this type of card got its name.
For the prototype I made earlier in the week, I used coloured cardstock and some retired dsp and stamped and fussycut the seaweed rather than using the die cuts. If I'm honest I forgot there wasn't a die for the seaweed! I think it was worth it though - you can see more photo's over on my LynnieCDesigns Facebook page. I love them both - do you have a favourite?
To see how I made this card click on the video below:-
I really hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Listed below are all the products I used to make this cute fun fold card. If you would like to purchase any of the items just click on the images below to go to that item in my Stampin' Up! on line store.  If your order is over £25 please use my current monthly On line Shopper code to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month.  If your order is over £99 you should think about joining my team. If you join during Sale-a-bration you can chose £130 of product from any of our catalogues for only £99. Plus you get your choice of any two stamp sets for FREE so get in touch to learn more.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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Sunday, 16 January 2022

Cute Valentine's card

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a good week. I had three wonderful in-person card classes - it is so lovely to be able to gather together once a month and for a few hours share lots of laughter and fun with friends while creating with Stamps, Ink and Paper.

Today I'm share a cute Valentine's Card that I totally CASEd from a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Rachel Traudt, Naptime is Stamptime.  I fell in love with the cute Otters in the Awesome Otters stamp set which you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration (until 28 February 2022) with a qualifying order of £45. I also used some of the pretty Sweet Talk 12" x 12" designer series paper from the Jan - June 2022 mini catalogue. 

This was the first simple sample I made - the cute otter was stamped in memento on one of the Painted Labels dies and then coloured with Stampin' Blends. Do you see the otter holding a Highland Heather heart? If you watch my video below you can see how easy it is to add extra features like this to a stamped image.
Inside I stamped another of the cute otters and coloured it the same way.
For the card we made in class, I decided to switch it up a little and cut the designer series paper layer into two and flipped the bottom half so you can see both sides of the gorgeous designer series paper. A second strip of designer series paper is an easy way to hide the join.
This time I stamped the otter on the label before adding Balmy Blue ink with a Blending Brush. I stamped the otter twice more on a separate piece of Basic White cardstock and coloured with Stampin' Blends before fussy cutting one and just the arms of the other. Both labels are from the Tasteful Labels dies and are added to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. The Real Red Faux Linen ribbon is so soft and easy (unless you're on film lol) to tie a beautiful bow.
On the inside I stamped another cute otter and added tiny Highland Heather hearts cut using one of the Sweet Heart dies.

To see how I made this card click on the video below:-
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial – I forgot to show you the inside – do’ah!

Listed below are all the products I used to make this cute valentine’s card. If you would like to purchase any of them just click on the images below or links above to go to that item in my Stampin' Up! on line store.  If your order is over £25 please use my current monthly On line Shopper code to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month.  If your order is over £99 you should think about joining my team. If you join during Sale-a-bration you can chose £130 of product from any of our catalogues for only £99. Plus you get your choice of any two stamp sets for FREE. If you want to learn more  – get in touch to learn more.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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Sunday, 9 January 2022

Interactive Thank You Card with Driving By and Give it A Whirl by Sampin' Up!

Today I’m coming on to share a cute interactive thank you card made with Driving By, a stamp set you can earn for FREE with an order of £45 during Sale-a-bration and the fabulous Give it a Whirl Dies from the Annual Catalogue. I also used a piece of the Sunshine & Rainbows 6” x 6” designer series paper. Another Sale-a-bration FREEBIE - woohoo!!!!
 
I love this stamp set and have had a lot of fun creating cards with it this week. The first card I made with this set was for a friends son who celebrated his birthday and I used the Playful Alphabet dies to add his name.l
For today's card I decided to recreate that card using the cute camper van from the Driving By stamp set and see how the Give it a Whirl dies work on a landscape card and think it turned out great - what do you think?
I used the heart aperture on this card and the camper van helped mask the brad.  I really enjoy stamping customised sentiments in each of the apertures. It's so each to do with a Stampin' Write Marker and helps stretch your stamps.
Supplies:

Stamps and dies:
Driving By (SAB)
Give it a Whirl dies

Cardstock:
Basic Gray 14cm x 21cm and 10.5cm x 6cm
Basic White 10cm x 13.7cm and quarter sheet of A4 for die cutting and stamping
Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper

Ink:
Memento

Accessories:
Stampin’ Blends Real Red, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Colour Lifter, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, Chalk Marker, Iridescent Rhinestones, Round and Square Brads

Tools and Adhesives:
Trimmer, Paper Snips, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Adhesive Sheets, Dimensionals

You can watch how I made the card by clicking on the video below:-


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. I felt the card was missing something after I finished filming, so added the tiny hearts using another of the Give it a Whirl dies in cardstock and dsp and am really happy with the final card.

Listed below are all the products I used to make this cute interactive card. If you would like to get your hands on any of them just click on the images below to go to that item in my Stampin' Up! on line store. If your order is over £25 please use my current monthly On line Shopper code to receive a handmade card and FREE thank you gift from me next month. If your order is over £99 you should think about joining my team. If you join during Sale-a-bration you can chose £130 of product from any of our catalogues for only £99. Plus you get your choice of any two stamp sets for FREE. If you want to learn more – get in touch, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

As always, thanks for stopping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynn
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